Phenom II to much voltage?

maxh22

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I have my Phenom x4 980 at 4.3 Ghz with 1.5V.

Is the voltage to much and would it damage the chip?

Im using a hyper 212 evo and the max temp on Max load is 57C
 
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Every chip is different and yes, it could very well take that much for a Phenom II X4 to be stable at 4.3 Ghz. Also, it won't KILL HIS PROCESSOR!!!!! :sarcastic: The max is 1.55v. If its running no hotter than that while benching its fine.

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Its true my load temps are that low, what would you consider a safe OC voltage?
 
Actually for that CPU that's quite hot...my X4 955 with 1.425v get's at around 51C worst case scenario with Prime95 for 1 hour. I consider this very hot for my chip and usually keep it at high 40's max... Try lowing your voltage to around 1.45v (still high, I'm aware) and lower it down to the bare minimum voltage your CPU is stable at.
 

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Its hot where I am and my GPU ( gtx 670 ) is hot as hell It can get to 102C at load, im RMAing it and getting a knew one, this may be a reason why my cpu is so hot.

And its fairly warm where I am lol
 


Ahhh I see....I'm working at around 24C ambient. But either way, that is too much voltage, try lowering little by little to see what it can be stable at.
 

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I tried 4.3 Ghz at 1.45 and within a few seconds I had the blue screen :(

As of now It seems to be stable at 1.4750

Still better than 1.5 i guess...

EDIT : at 1.4750 V. I had another blue screen . I had it while stress testing it
 


Yes definitely better :) But since that clock speed is so high, I guess it was expected.
I can't reach 4Ghz without pushing 1.475v on my chip.
 

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After trying many times iv'e concluded that in order to reach 4.3 Ghz stable I must increase voltage to 1.5. Anything below that crashes within no times,

however to reach 4.2 Ghz i can bump the voltage up to 1.4625.

Should i go with the 4.3 Ghz or 4.2? :whistle:
 

I would personally go with 4.2Ghz. That drop in voltage is VERY attractive, and you won't lose out on too much performance :)
It would be the best thing to do for the longevity of your CPU as well.
 

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Every chip is different and yes, it could very well take that much for a Phenom II X4 to be stable at 4.3 Ghz. Also, it won't KILL HIS PROCESSOR!!!!! :sarcastic: The max is 1.55v. If its running no hotter than that while benching its fine.
 
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You have enabled Cool and Quiet havent you? You don't want it running full pelt at 1.5v 24/7.

1.5v is near the top end of volts but I've run my Phenom II 720 at 1.475v for years.

Its not like you are going to be using it for 20 years is it.